Enhlanhleni Hike

📍Mqeku Picnic Site, Valley of a Thousand Hills

The outdoor adventures with @greencorridors at @mqekupicnicsite891 made our camping experience ridiculously fun & memorable. Nature grounds, heals & ignites. Go get yours too.

🥳Fun factor: hiking in the rain was a first for the @colourafricasoutdoors gig guides & we’d do it again. On a very hot January day, taking on a steep but beautiful climb, it was refreshing & cooling.

🏋🏾‍♀️Fitness level: this is a tough hike. You climb for the first half of it, & after a short stretch of level ground it’s a steep descent with 2 river crossings to get you back to base. We walked at a purposefully steady pace for 1h20m & estimate it was about 5km. Short but tough.

👧🏾 Suitability for kids: not this one. Unless they are avid hikers, I’d say only kids above 8yo who are relatively fit will actually enjoy it. And you want the kids to have fun outside.

💸Cost: part of the @greencorridors package. Alternatively, contact Sibusiso Shangase who manages the picnic site for day enquiries.

🤩 What we loved most:
– It’s a challenging but rewarding hike that gets the heart rate going & the legs working hard making it a good work out.
– The views at the top are spectacular. Absolutely worth the trek.
– We often tend to shy away from the rain, metaphorically & literally. Every now & again it’s good to walk towards the rain & let it wash over you.

🚦What you need to know: this is definitely a guided walk that needs to be led by someone who know where to go when there is no trail, clear path & to show to how to safely navigate a river crossing. We were in very good hands being guided by @thulas.luthuli

In short: A good one if you’re keen for a workout & some spectacular views.

Check it out 👉🏽 https://durbangreencorridor.co.za

100 outdoor activities in 100 days! Mqeku picnic site for the win 🤸🏾‍♀️☀️😆

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